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8 midnight mission. the president makes a secret trip to pay tribute to america's fallen heroes. >> he told me to give him my money. or he would kill me. >> bill little boy speaks out after getting robbed at his bus stop. >> newt swine flu fears sweeping the metro region. the alliance for the vaccine keep getting longer. captioned by e national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good morning, washington. it is 6:00. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> please set is happy to see dry roads out of there.
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>> we cannot expect a cooler day. we hit 73 degrees yesterday. we are in the low to mid 60's today. the clouds will keep the temperature in the low to mid mid 50's. a bit cooler to the south. mainly cloudy skies. low to mid 60's. temperatures will be typical for this time of year. we're not anticipating rain with this. here is lisa baden again. it is 6:00. >> they are complaining about the trip across the potomac river on the nice bridge until tomorrow afternoon. they will be working 24 hours. then they will pick up the project. nice is 95 in virginia. 270 southbound with the trip out
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of frederick into montgomery county with the normal backup at 109. this is i-395. northbound trouble is scraped from duke street to the pentagon. >> thank you. president makes it a midnight mission to pay tribute to the war dead. >> he flew to dover air force base to welcome back the bodies of a group of americans killed in afghanistan earlier this week. matt brock has more. >> the president left the white house and returned in darkness this morning. he went to dover, delaware, airforce base. the president was there to meet the bodies of the fallen soldiers and three dea agents killed in afghanistan. the president's visit was
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described as a somber surprise. he was meeting with family members, as well. pressure increases on the president to make a decision on troop levels in afghanistan. critics say he is making too long to waive the request of general mcchrystal who has requested an additional 40,000 troops. we will have more on the president's decision later this hour. >> thank you. authorities say two more people have died from the virus in maryland. many parents still are having a tough time finding the vaccine. courtney robinson is live with more on that. good morning. >> a lot of people are frustrated. they have not been able to get the swine flu vaccine. people have been waiting in
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lines for hours trying to get this vaccine, only to be turned away. we are here in cheverly this morning and you can see about a doze people already. they are hoping that once the doors are open, they will be able to get the vaccine. we have alison with us this morning. you arrived around 5:00 a.m. to get in line. you were first in line. it has been frustrating. you have tried over and over. >> i tried to go to my doctor. they ran out of the vaccine within three hours. i went to different health departments. my daughter has asthma and she cannot take the nasal spray. this is my first time to come here and i am first in line. >> knowing your daughter is one of those target groups, you are
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hoping you're not turned away. >> exactly. i'm pretty sure i will get the vaccine because i am first in line. a teacher in my neighborhood said she has lots of children out because of the swine flu. >> hearing about these recent deaths in maryland. the death toll in maryland is now 12. does that ed do your anxiety? >> it does. i know they will have enough vaccine. but we need to get our children vaccinated and that is why i'm here today. >> thank you so much for joining us. a lot of people are holding out hope that they will get the swine flu vaccine. we will keep you posted as to what happens. >> thank you. there are two other vaccine clinics in the district today. to find out more, log onto our website, wjla.com.
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michelle rhee could face a showdown when she testifies this morning at a council hearing. some are angry at her decision to lay off nearly 400 school employees. the move sparked angry protests and a lawsuit from the teacher'' union. a nine-rowe boy is speaking out after being robbed at knifepoint -- a nine-year old boy is speaking out after being robbed at knifepoint. his parents did not want his face on camera. >> she is very precious to me. >> police believe the attacker is 12- to 14 years old. the boy punched him, slashed his
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backpack and threatened to kill them. the victim gave the attacker and the $3 he was carrying. just five days now until election day. creigh deeds meets with college students and volunteers later today. bob mcdonnell is kicking off a 25-stop tour across the commonwealth. both candidates to a place in vienna's halleen parade. both will be at the football game at virginia tech. when we continue, just be glad you do not live here. look at this. it is not even halloween and parts of colorado are under two feet of snow. >> ends it with a strikeout. >> the phillies strike first. we will have highlights from game 1 of the world series.
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>> our wind is shifting out of the east. that means increasing clouds. does that
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>> hello. i'm here with the students of the howard university school of pharmacy. note your medicine, no your pharmacist. good morning, washington. whoo! it is not yet winter yet, but parts of colorado and wyoming are under several inches of snow. forecasters said it could double
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by the time of the storm moves out. the weather has caused lots of accidents. >> all that snow would put a damper on halloween. >> bring a snow shovel. ski resorts par-3 old with it. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. let's see if we're going to get any snow. wouldn't adam like that? >> put a damper on halloween? it would make it the best halloween beverage? >> i.p grew up in florida. >> i will give you that. it is a comfortable morning. above average in terms of the temperatures. we are near 60 degrees. right now in shirlington, many people are out this morning. six d60 degrees right now. the wind is shifting out of the east. that means an increase in our
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cloud cover. limited sunshine west of the metro area. i have seen in the clouds moved in. it will keep our temperatures from climbing to much. martinsburg, 53 with clear skies. silver spring, up 58. manassas, up 54. high today of 63. mainly cloudy this morning. no rain showers anticipated today, not until halloween evening. back to lisa baden. >> i have to crashes for drivers out of 29. one near new baltimore. they will both cost you some extra time this morning. 95 and 66, kind of the normal volume. new hampshire avenue is closed because of an accident. this is newschopper 7 showing us
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the pace of traffic out of waldorf. this shows just the normal volume. >> thank you. this week, the public is getting a chance to speak out about proposed tolls for the intercounty connector. driving in the entire highway would cost more than $6 during rush-hour. a public hearing was held last night. turnout was very low. another hearing will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. tonight. 6:12, up 58 degrees. >> a crucial economic report. walmart gets in on the burial business. we will explain. we will have a check on
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>> you are watching abc 7's
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"good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. inur top stories, two more people in maryland have died of the swine flu. walter brooks jr. was killed last week. neither had any underlying medical conditions. the total number of deaths in maryland now stand at 12. >> there was a raid in michigan. in man was being arrested when he opened fire. 10 of his followers were rounded up. >> the philadelphia phillies are proving why they won the world series last year. they shut down the yankees
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thanks to a great performance by piher cliff lee. game two is set for tonight. abc 7 wants to give you vip seats to the hottest concert in town, hannah montana. >> we will give you a clue of the day. log on to the website and tiepin the clue by noon each day. >> today's close of the day, miley. for complete contest rules, just log onto our website, wjla.com. >> pretty easy to win. it sounds quite simple. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's begin with brian van de graaff with the latest on our forecast. >> is feels pretty good out there.
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temperatures, upper 50's. not to chilly at all across the area. the temperatures will continue to climb slightly. not as much as yesterday. thismorning, low to mid 50's. look at the maps. outside, a few passing clouds early on. they are moving in from the east mainly cloudy today. seasonably mild. saturday, hopefully dry for halloween. cooling for a sunday. we turn our clocks back saturday night. >> the phone is ringing. 270, multiple callers say there is a crash southbound before the blame divide in the second lane from the left. southbound 270, leaving montrose road on the way to the beltway,
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but expects to find delays. >> thank you. walmart is getting in on the burial business. they will be selling caskets. >> the economy could be showing signs of strength. vinita nair has the numbers. >> good morning. looking for evidence the recession is over. report is expected to show the economy grew in the three months from july through september. it expanded at a pace of 3.3%. it would signal the end of the recession. the senate has agreed to extend a popular tax credit for first- time home buyers. it would be up to $8,000. it has given the real estate market a boost. lawmakers are offering a new tax credit of up to $6,500 for some
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repeat buyers. general motors is headed towards one of its best months in years. october sales are up a likely to show the first year-over-year increase in 21 months. the market share it should grow for the third straight month. costco will start accepting food stamps nationwide. ve a record number of americans now reply on the government's subsidy. they hope half of its stores will except food stamps by thanksgiving. the other stores require regulatory approval. the retailer is offering black friday door buster dear else at sears, nearly a month before thanksgiving. they will offer different deals each week. walmart wants to be the last place you ever shopped.
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they have started selling casket on their websites. they are hoping customers plant ahead to pay over 12 months with no interest. and that is your "money scope" report. i am vinita nair. >> any plans to buy a casket? >> no, hopefully not. >> i do not know why i asked that. most people wa to put it off. 6:19 is your time. we have 58 degrees. >> the football season cut short. one high school team -- team is sacking its team for the rest of the season. >> california's governor is leaving a message. i will tell you about the controversy over a sneaky swear word coming up. >> later on "oprah," you asked
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for it, you got it.
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president obama: we are americans. we're a forward-looking people. last year, virginia, you helped lead a movement... of americans who believed that their voices could make a difference. that's what we need to do in this race. that's what creigh deeds is committed to. i need every one of you to get fired up once again so that we can go towards the future with creigh deeds leading the great commonwealth of virginia! president obama comes clean about his most frustrating moments in the white house. >> did the california governor get creative with his language? philip stewart has more. >> this first one is kind of interesting. president obama said only once since taking office has white
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house life annoyed him. it was back in may when the president of the first lady to new york for day to night. conservative commentators criticized him for such an elaborate night out. peter nichols offered flowers as a gesture of apology. he called her an angry woman over the weekend. it happened a few minutes before council members met for a breakfast yesterday. she said she would rather not discuss the details when asked if she would accept the apology. this architect has died. you know his work. he is the man who designed the franklin roosevelt memorial along the tidal basin.
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he was 93 years old. california governor arnold schwarzenegger is raising some eyebrows for a veto message that sells out a certain four-letter word fall by the word "you" if you read it down the margin of the bill. the sponsor of the bill heckled schwarzenegger. schwarzenegger said it was a weird coincidence. an analyst says the odds of a truly being random are roughly about one in 10 billion. certainly possible, though. it could be a coincidence. it would have to be someone he does not have the best history with. >> interesting. i have seen the letter. it does not look like a coincidence. >> it seems pretty obvious. >> ok. thank you.
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6:25 is your time. >> coming up, the house gets set to debut its health-care bill. we will tell you what the president is probably going to like it. >> we are live in the weather center. clouds are moving in.
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. 6:28 is your time on this thursday morning. welcome back. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we are seeing a dry roads out there. >> it will bemning, tomorrow mod for the day on saturday. i do thinhalloween is looking better. it will be a cloudier day. 58 in gaithersburg. 55 in chantilly. your forecast today will see temperatures climbing into the low to mid 60's. clouds will be on the increase. the sun will be up at 7:32. notice the average temperature
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of 63. we are right on target. we will change our clocks this weekend. the sun will be setting after 5:00 p.m., so the days continue to shrink. we are looking at a warming trend on saturday. mid 70's are possible. rain would move and late aturday and in for early sunday. temperatures responded by dropping back because of the clouds that are moving in. next week remains on the cool decide. pollen has been washed out the last several days. not a bad day. we will have the latest on what is happening from live out in the field. it does look like it will be cloudy. >> you do think it will be ok for halloween? >> because witches could melt.
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>> could sugar melts? >> i will ask for camera virginia won. northbound 395 leaving the beltway to get up to etzel road. right now you can see the delay. -- up to edsall road. it is a bit complicated. this is newschopper 7 looking at the 301 nice bridge. construction is from tuesday morning 9:00 a.m. until friday afternoon. that means they take the weekends off and they come back on tuesday and do it again. alternating traffic. the delay is south from maryland. this is across the potomac river and it looks ok. we are everywhere. >>hank you. michelle rhee will appear before an angry d.c. city
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council. >> at issue is the mass firing earlier this school year. tensions could run pretty high out there. >> they could very well -- it could very well be a showdown. the hearing lasted all day and all night. you can expect a huge turnout went michelle rhee takes center stage. we have heard from the students and teachers. now it is michelle rhee's turn to speak out over why she fired 266 teachers and counselors. more than 100 recently fired employees told their stories and raised concerns. some say they were fired because of their age. others had documents showing perfect evaluation scores. >> i am totally shocked.
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>> some councilmembers have openly questioned her decision to close the budget gap. " i just a straight up, a lot of lies have been told. >> many want the city to step in and reinstate their jobs. correct their planning a rally on the steps outside the wilson building during the rally which is expected to begin at 10:00 this morning. >> thank you. swine flu fears have caused school closures all across the country. so far about 600 schools have temporarily shut down. at least 350 schools in 19 states closed this week alone. school nurses are being overwhelmed with six students. house democrats will unveil their version of a health care
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reform bill. it includes a government-run senate plan. it does not allow the states to opt out. every american should buy health insurance whether they want it or not. it imposes a surtax on the wealthy to help pay for it. up to 125 prince george's employees could get a pink slip. most come from the office of central services, public works and transportation, and health and environmental resources department. there is a $23 million budget gap. the football team at crossland high school at temple hills will not be playing anymore. the remainder of the season has been canceled because of a fight
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after the game with potomac. there wasmixed reaction. >> they should suspend it. those football players that did do wrong. >> if they have to cut it short to prove a point, that is what has to happen. >> school officials are also making another change. the plan to revamp the coaching staff for next year. police hope a new timeline of events will helpocate a missing virginia tech student. morgan harrington disappeared at a metallica concert. she left the arena to use the restroom. she was last seen that night near ivey road. police want anyone who saw her getting into a car to call them. a scial report that it
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implemented to stabilize the housing market. last week home loan averages averaged 5%. stock index futures are looking into little bit higher as investors wait for a government report on third-quarter government growth. costco will start excepting food stamps. they hope to be excepting them in at least half of their stores by thanksgiving. almost 36 million people received food stamps in july. walmart getting into the business of getting customers happy in the afterlife. they are selling caskets on the website at discount prices. walmart has about 14 caskets on the site right now. they are unveiling in line of biodegradable urns on there website and the selling some urns for pets.
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that is your business news. i am michelle still. >> they are breaking those out at just the right time of year. -- i am michelle steele. >> i like online shopping to be fun. >> michele, thank you. >> have a good day. a one-of-a-kind trip the to the king of pop. we will tell you what makes this video so special. >> president obama is back from dover, delaware, where he greeted the bodies of fallen soldiers and three dea agents killed in afghanistan. (announcer) in america we don't just dream when we sleep-
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6:41 a.m. on this thursday morning. it is a mild, warm, and comfortable morning. long sleeves or short sleeves with a light jacket are good. 61 in shirlington. a lot of folks are out early this morning coming to some of
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the cafés. berryville, a 51. 57 in falls church. clouds are moving in. gray skies. low 60's. possibly evening rain showers on saturday. it does not look like it washed out for now. >> i have plenty brewing. i will let the pace tell the tale. 395 northbound leaving the beltway. crashed under way to duke street in the left lane. this is what it looks like after the crash. it is a miracle. 270, a crash before the overlooked and i had one in this camera back to montrose road but it igone now.
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alison and doug. >> you dress up every year for halloween, but it is on a saturday. are you going to dress up tomorrow? >> nope. >> you are really good. you go into the till. >> you know the car i was in was my costume a few years ago. i was a commuter. >> you have time. thank you, lisa. 6:42. >> the ultimate cost of war. president obama makes a big night trip. >> the latest on all of
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. 6:45. >> china has decided to end a ban on imports of u.s. pork. two more people in maryland have died of the swine flu. one of the victims was 18 years old. the other victim is not named. neither had underlining medical conditions. >> michelle rhee faces the city council in a hearing today over her decision to lay off 400 employees.
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it sparked a lawsuit from the teachers' union. >> the fbi have arrested several members of a radical islamic group. there was a shootout near detroit. the man fired at the agents. >> house democrats will unveil their version of a health care reform bill today. it does not allow states to opt out of the provision. he could be up for a vote of the house floor as early as next week. >> the philadelphia phillies beat the new york yankees in game one of the world series thanks to a great performance by pitcher cliff one. game two is coming up tonight. president obama made an undisclosed visit to dover air force base last night.
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>> three local dea agents died in a helicopter crashed on monday. matt brock has more on what this means for the war strategy. >> perhaps it is best to call the visit a somber surprise. it is bound to weigh on him as he and his war cabinet waiver options for what is ahead. president obama went to dover air force base this morning to see the return of 15 american soldiers and three dea agents. he is also meeting with their families. the latest attack targeted u.n. workers for the upcoming runoff election. eleven people were killed. >> the smoke was killer. think kevin for the united nations security guards.
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they were keeping them from getting in. >> the real target was the runoff collection. the taliban is threatening to kill anyone who participates. >> this attack will not deter the u.n. from continuing its work. >> the attacks may be aimed at influencing the president's decision on troop levels. the increase could range from 10,000 to 40,000 tropp.s -- troops. the president's decision is expected a little less than a week after the runoff election. >> thank you. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> brian is here with the latest on the forecast. it's nice not to have a wet commute. >> we did have beautiful sunshine. it will be dry.
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not a much sunshine. trick-or-treater is, it is looking good. it is dark out. by this time next week, we will have sunshine around. you can see the cloud cover without the light. temperatures in the mid 50's. high pressure from the northeast. it draws up the moisture in from the atlantic and brings in a low cloud deck. it will be cooler. fairly cloudy and mild in the 50's. the clouds are slower to move in. mid 60's is the best we can offer. >> there was a crash on 395 northbound at edsall road. delays leaving springfield. let's go live. we are approaching that accident
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in the left lane. it is like a saturday morning sale. nothing to report near the pentagon northbound on 395. 270 southbound leaving falls road to get to the beltway at tuckerman lane. why spend $5 per person at the drive-through
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good morning. it will allow the latest on president obama's late night flight to dover air force base as it pays tribute to those killed this week in afghanistan. the first major storm of the season hits the midwest. sam champion is live in denver. the other woman, jon gosselin's girlfriend speaks out. it is the most popular advice about avoiding flu -- washing your hands. we come clean with the results of our experiment. we look for you a head. a few stories to watch out for in the day ahead. there will be an h1n1 vaccination clinic from 9:00
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a.m. until noon. >> michelle obama welcomed students from bancroft elementary to the white house. >> the american government worker accused of spying will be back in court for a detention hearing. they say he tried to sell classified information to agents posing as israel and operatives. with michael jackson's untimely death, he is being hailed as a musical genius. >> take a listen to this group. >> ♪ got to make a change i will reach out my hand ♪ >> there is just one guy and he is singing all the different parts. nearly two million people have
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locked onto youtube to check out this tribute to michael jackson. he said people are now recognizing him on the street, even if there is just one of him. >> he can never do a live performance. only a youtube clip. >> sure. time for a quick blast look at traffic and weather. we wish we were the only one of the highway. there are multiples on southbound 270 leaving father hurley boulevard to the beltway. ok at 95 from woodbridge to an accident up to edsall road. >> we will not be talking about a lot of sunshine over the next couple of days. we will have a typical temperatures and it will be dry. possibly more sunshine on saturday.
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showers will not develop hopefully until later in the evening after the treat-or- treaters have gotten out. showers will linger and it will be sunny on sunday. cooler for the first half of next week. >> thank you. that will do it. >> we hope you have a great day. meet the volkswagen jetta. it gets an epa estimated 32 miles per gall, and was named an iihs top safety pick. all for just $189 a month. and like all new volkswagens, it comes with 3 years or 36,000 miles of no charge scheduled carefree maintenance. it's all part of why the jetta is the top-selling german engineered sedan in america.
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